...Watching a story is not the same as actually living a story. When you are watching a story you can watch a character struggle and enjoy it. But when you are that character, when you're actually living inside the story, it's not so fun.
---Donald Miller in A Million Miles In A Thousand Years.I've been spending time reading Donald Miller this summer. And although I hate to admit this to anyone, I realize that I am not enjoying my story. Whose fault is that?
I think I can fake a pretty good story most days, or at least an entertaining one.
But I'm realizing that I'm not whole heartedly living that story. Am I grateful for it? Do I enjoy it?
I mean who among us can turn a repetitive Tuesday into a good story? Wake up early, get breakfast for the kids, clean up the dishes, clean up the kids, do some laundry, repeat with lunch, repeat with snack, repeat with dinner, fall into bed.
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The ambitions we have will become the stories we live.
Ambitions?! Most of my ambitions are to make it through each day and exhale once my children are asleep. There are seasons for that, but when you've been living that story longer than you can remember, you realize that you need some new ambitions.